The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and my husband was donning his black socks and silver high heels.
You read that right. High. Heels.
He and a friend of ours participated in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event to raise money to help victims of sexual abuse and rape.
About a month ago, we were leaving a restaurant downtown when the flyer advertising this event caught my eye. Immediately, I knew this was something we could do. Now, only to find a pair of heels for him to wear. Size 16 isn’t the easiest shoe to find in a set of heels!
So, I did what most people do when they need a bit of help, and turned to my friends on Facebook for a little bit of shoe shopping networking. BAM! Almost immediately, someone sent me a link to these beauties on Ebay.
We registered him, put up our donation page and started talking to our friends and family about what we were doing and why. During the registration process they ask you to set a goal and just for fun I said we should shoot for the moon and make our goal $1000.00. At first donations just trickled in, with one large donor early on. We were thankful that we’d raised slightly over $100.00.
Then, we set up a jar at Hubby’s work and sent out a few emails and were tickled pink and humbled when the donations started to come in a bit more fluidly.
Saturday morning dawned and when we checked his donation page again, we found that not only had he met his goal, but he was quickly approaching the top fundraiser position. WOW! AMAZING! We drove off to the event and found that if he does get the top donor position, not only will he get a small trophy for his efforts, but he’ll appear on the event webpage and have his picture on the shirt design. How awesome is that? But better than any of that is that the Rape Crisis Intervention Services will benefit and the money raised will go directly to victims of rape and sexual abuse. You can still give until May 2, 2014 by going to:
There were many groups attending and some pretty amazing choices in footwear going on. I made a little video of our day for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!